Monday, March 25, 2013

Marions-nous! Let’s get married in Paris

The Paris Wedding is a new, idea-packed guide for globally minded trendsetters who love the style and romance of Paris.

America’s love affair with Paris spans generations. For many, Paris is the epitome of sophistication, good taste, style and romance. The Paris Wedding 978-1-4236-3065-4)is a full-color, idea-packed, go-to guide for globally minded trendsetters who are in love with the style and romance of Paris.

Written by an American wedding planner in Paris, Kimberley Petyt, The Paris Wedding is a must-have for the best wedding inspiration and resources in Paris. Not just a resource of practical information for those planning a wedding in Paris, but The Paris Wedding is also a stand-alone handbook full of stylish tips and glamorous photography to help add that Parisian je ne sais quoi to any celebration.

Brides-to-be can find helpful advice on anything from planning a green, eco-friendly wedding to Paris wedding hairstyles and French wedding flower traditions. Kimberley Petyt also shares stories of real Paris weddings and some of her own personal experiences, paying particular attention to the differences between French and American weddings.

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Kimberley Petyt is the owner of Parisian Events, a wedding and event-planning agency catering to English-speakers in Paris. She writes the popular blog Parisian Party: Tales of an American Wedding Planner in Paris. Petyt and the business have been featured in print publications such as Real Simple Weddings, Essence Magazine, Eco-Beautiful Weddings, Cosmopolitan China, The LA Times, and France Magazine. In 2011, she was featured in the New York Times Magazine “Summer Travel” issue, highlighting her skills as a cultural liaison for brides seeking to marry in Paris. She lives in Paris.

Over the past 40 years, Gibbs Smith has been specializing in beautifully illustrated lifestylebooks covering topics such as interior design, architecture, cooking, children’s activity, home,green/sustainable and many more.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wedding 101 Radio Show

Susan Metropoulous, owner of The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery was recently interviewed on David Rothstein's Wedding 101 Radio Show.

It's the most common statement we get here ....

"How do I shop for my wedding accessories without my gown?"

Well, there are certainly a lot of choices now when it comes to wedding accessories and we realize it can be overwhelming.  The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery has a team of professional stylists that can help you pull your wedding day style together for you. Whether you live near our boutique or afar, we are happy to help you out.

A few do's & don'ts for wedding accessory shopping;

1. Don't shop last minute.   
2.  Don't necessarily go by your wedding date, but when you want everything in your hands. 
3.  Break your shoes in before your wedding so they actually mold to your feet. 
4.  Never be influenced by other people.  Try not to bring the "entourage" shopping with you. As nice as it is to get other opinions, make sure that you are happy with your own choice.  Take their advice on board of course, but always go with what YOU feel most comfortable on and what reflects your personal style.
Listen in to hear more wedding accessory shopping advice!

Featured as one of the “125 Women in Chicago You Need to Know” by Crave Chicago, Susan has worked to establish The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery as "The Soul of Paris in the Heart of Chicago" over the past 21 years. Her success speaks to her own insights as a collector of antique vintage jewelry – that consumers demand (and crave) quality and uniqueness. Today, The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery has evolved into a petite haven for French-inspired gifts and a must-stop for brides shopping for beautiful wedding shoes, like those from Angela Nuran,  and bridal accessories, such as earrings, bracelets, cuffs and hair pieces. The quaint boutique is also a delightful place to indulge in bijoux and other small treasures, all with a French twist!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sand, Jewels & Love ~ A Maui Wedding

We're excited to feature this beautiful Maui wedding of our clients Kristen & Ed married at the Honua Kai resort in Lahaina,  Hawaii near the amazing Kaanapali beach.  Kristen wore a draping Nicole Miller wedding gown and paired it with the "Kim" earring by Meg Jewelry and a collection of lovely bracelets all from The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery. We love the look of her stackable bracelets  which is perfect destination wedding jewelry, and always fun to wear after your wedding too! 

Here is a stunning video of Kristin+Ed's wedding from scott drexler on Vimeo.

Thanks to Maui wedding photographer, Scott Drexler for the stunning images.

Photographer:  Scott Drexler Photos On Maui
Resort:  Honua Kai Resort
Dress: Nicole Miller 

Earrings:  The "Kim" earring by Meg Jewelry
Stackable bracelets from The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery